15% - PATRON ASSISTANCE - Assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web.
15% - INFORMATION NAVIGATION – Provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information.
40% - PROGRAMMING & OUTREACH - Plans informative and entertaining programs and outreach events such as school visits and computer classes for patrons by identifying and accessing audiences, recruiting attendees, accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs and outreach events in order to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community.
15% - MATERIALS COLLECTION - Recommends additions to the collection, weeds and discards items in collection by assessing the condition and suitability of items, notifying the Collection Librarian of the discarded item in order to keep collection attractive, current and useful.
10% - STAFF RESOURCE – Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance, reference consultation, mentoring and training of staff in providing reference and reader’s advisory services in order to provide dynamic services to patrons.
5% - OTHER DUTIES – Maintains and creates web content, creates displays, bibliographies, recommends budgets, requests equipment and supply purchases, prepares statistical reports, acts as Person In Charge (PIC), and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department & library.
Or currently enrolled in Masters in Library Science program
2 years of library experience required
5 years of library experience preferred
Spanish is Preferred
Spanish written is Preferred
Masters Degree in Library Science or currently enrolled
Two to Five years of experience working in a library (preferred)
Skill in basic computer operation
Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)
District Success Factors:
Focuses on the customer
Contributes to a positive work environment
Pursues personal development
Takes pride in the workplace
Knowledge of public library operations
Job Success Factors:
Knowledge of public library reference service
Knowledge of literature
Skill in reference interviewing
Skill in readers advisory
Knowledge of print and online reference resources
Skill in using the library district catalog and circulation system
Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations
Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher
Able to operate various office equipment including copiers
Able to plan and conduct age appropriate programming
Able to mentor and train staff
Able to provide outreach events and presentations off site
Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs
Able to lift 50 lbs.
For application and more information regarding open positions please visit our website at www.MyLibrary.us
High Plains Library District website: http://www.MyLibrary.us